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Kenyan nurse in US suffers brain damage in elevator accident
By Standard Reporter | Updated Feb 19, 2019 at 13:21 EAT
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A statement by the hospital further stated that a lawsuit against the elevator company, Thyssenkrup Elevator, is still a possibility

It is reported that the company took over a week to respond despite frantic calls from the hospital

Caren Nyasuguta, a Kenyan nurse in Texas, is fighting for her life after an elevator accident left her with severe brain injuries.

The accident took place at the John Peter Smith (JPS) Hospital on January 20, when she was trying to get in.

According to local reports in the area, Caren had placed just one foot in the elevator when it started going up.

She has been slipping in and out of consciousness since then and has been in a coma for 15 days.


The 56-year-old mother of two has worked at the hospital for the past two and a half years and the hospital’s management has put the blame on the elevator experts.

“We are not elevator experts. You hire elevator experts, and we thought we had elevator experts. We’ve got a contract that clearly spells out what elevator companies are supposed to do to help with safety and security of everyone that works here,” the hospital said on Friday.

A statement by the hospital further stated that a lawsuit against the elevator company, Thyssenkrup Elevator, is still a possibility.

It is reported that the company took over a week to respond despite frantic calls from the hospital.

“As a Level 1 trauma center, all of our goals – whether you clean the halls or are an administrator – is to keep people alive. So the heartache and the pain of one of your own being in that situation is devastating,” said JPS CEO and President Robert Earley. 

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